What is Deep Tissue Massage?
Deep Tissue Massage uses slower, deeper and firmer strokes, targeting the deeper layers of the muscles and connective tissue.
Deep tissue massages normally focus on major muscle groups, such as, the neck or back along with joints and tendons that are susceptible to straining or injuries.
Areas of the body that tend to tense up, especially when under stress are shoulders, neck, back and hips. They would be the ones to benefit the most from this type of massage.
What are the benefits?
- Releases chronic muscle tension
- Helps break up and eliminate scar tissue
- Relieves back pain
- Relieves congestion and inflammation
- Improves skin tone
- Helps to reduce the build up of cellulite
- Improves posture
- Releases trapped nerves in soft tissue
- Increase blood flow/circulation
- Improves joint range
- Stretches muscles
- Improves muscle function
- Lowers spams
- It’s a pleasurable sensation for those who likes deeper pressure
- It also may induce a deep state of relaxation, reducing stress and anxiety
What to expect of the session?
On your initial consultation, the therapist will ask you to fill up a detailed health questionnaire. The questionnaire will have questions about your health, lifestyle and areas of tension. The main function of this questionnaire is to ensure that your therapist is able to understand about each and every aspect of your health and tailor the best treatment approach for you. Also, it will allow your therapist to know if there is any contraindications for the massage.
After filling the questionnaire, the patient will be left to get undressed in private and during the treatment the patient will lie down on the massage table. During the massage the patient will be covered with a towel at all times, with the only body part being exposed is the one being massaged.
Once the massage is finished you will be offered a glass of water to help flush out any toxins that may have been released during the treatment.
Most of us are very likely to be able to attend to a deep tissue massage, however if you are healing from a surgery, have nerve damage or an existing injury; also if presenting fever, diarrhoea, vomiting, contagious diseases or under the influence of alcohol or drugs then you cannot receive this massage.
It would always be advisable to ask your GP for authorisation before going in for a massage if you have any health conditions or pregnant.